MicroPasts: Crowd-sourcing

Help us gather high quality research data about our human history

You can assist existing research projects with tasks that need human intelligence, such as the accurate location of artefact findspots or photographed scenes, the identification of subject matter in historic archives, the masking of photos meant for 3D modelling, or the transcription of letters and catalogues. Other tasks might require on-location contributions by members of the public, such as submitting your own photographs of particular archaeological sites or objects. By contributing to a MicroPasts project you will:

  • Have a direct impact on research in archaeology, history and heritage
  • Help with tasks that computers cannot do
  • Develop skills that interest you
  • Produce results that will be open and freely usable

To start contributing, just choose one of our Featured Applications below or visit our full list of ongoing Applications.

Photo Masking of British Museum Bronze Age Objects

Masking photos of British Museum Bronze Age objects to support creation of 3D models

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British Museum Bronze Age Index Drawer B8

British Museum Bronze Age Card Index transcription for drawer B8

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British Museum Bronze Age Index Drawer A9

British Museum Bronze Age Card Index transcription for drawer A9

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British Museum Bronze Age Index Drawer B16

British Museum Bronze Age Card Index transcription for drawer B16

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